There are several organizations around the world that focus on encouraging, uplifting, and educating young black girls. Some of these organizations were founded by black women who understand the need to uplift and encourage young girls to strive toward excellence. Here are 5 organizations that are helping educate and build strong confident leaders in young African-American girls around the world.
1. Girls Going Global
Girls Going Global is a social enterprise aiming to expose African American girls to the cultures of the world. The public education system has been counter-productive in preparing the youth of America to be international game changers and doubly negligent in its preparation of African-American youth. The long term goal of Girls Going Global is to empower girls through travel.
2. Petals and Belles
Petals-N-Belles is a New York City-based social development organization that empowers girls with creative workshops, real-world experiences, and academic coaching.
3. Uniquely You Summit
Uniquely You Summit –The organization was established in the summer of 2009. It was organized to provide inadequately served adolescent girls of color in Philadelphia and across the nation an opportunity to uncover their purpose, become leaders that influence the world, and design an honorable and successful future.
4. Black Girls CODE
Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.
5. Girls Empowerment Summit
Girls Empowerment Summit (Sierra Leone, West Africa) is an organization based in Sierra Leone that works with young black girls in Sierra Leone by providing year-round workshops and a summit to encourage them and help them become leaders in their community.